In a Quartz opinion piece, the Tuck School of Business’ Sydney Finkelstein says that in many ways, failed senior executives share qualities with those he identifies as “superbosses” in his new book on the subject.
However, writes Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at Tuck, there is one way in which the two groups differ markedly.
“Superbosses have the kind of confidence that allows them to understand that they don’t need to constantly dominate others,” Finkelstein writes. “This frees them up to enjoy other big personalities and even to take responsibility for helping younger colleagues rise up and become big personalities themselves.”
Read the full opinion piece, published 2/9/16 by Quartz.